Update: As I write this I read Wed. evening that Steve Jobs has passed away. Tragic to lose such a visionary, genius, and hero at such a young age. RIP, Mr. Jobs. I think this decides it, I’ll get the iPhone.
I’ve never had a smart phone before and getting ready to buy one. I’ve been done with my Sprint contract since July and ready to buy. But what to get? Android or iPhone?
Many of us were hoping Tuesday to see a revamped iPhone, an iPhone ’5′ with a slightly larger screen. Instead we got the iPhone ’4S’ for which I sarcastically say the ‘S’ stands for “diSappointment.”
[here's a way to upgrade on the cheap]
[What I wrote about Jobs when he left Apple in August]
I’ll leave a ton of topical links below. In short, the two Android top-tier phones have similar hardware but larger screens. Though the iPhone still has a better resolution than either. The iPhone 4S camera is 8mp now and appears to be much improved over even the good 4 camera. The new iPhone 4S has Siri, and a new dual-core processor along with improved graphics. And the bottom line? Do you prefer the closed, controlled, symbiotic iOS? Or the more open but not as polished Android OS? Oh, and iCloud seems promising.
I was able to play with a coworker’s Samsung Galaxy S II today and it’s quite impressive. But I think that first thing Friday morning I’ll be ordering a new iPhone 4S.
So what’s your take?
iPhone 4S, The Basics:
Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s New iPhone 4S
New Apple iPhone 4S: All the Information
Apple Unveils iPhone 4S – WSJ.com
Told ya so: iPhone 4s is not revolutionary, but didn’t need to be
iPhone 4S: I Am Disappoint
Apple Announces iPhone 4S, no iPhone 5
iPhone 4S vs. the smartphone elite: Galaxy S II, Bionic and Titan
Battle of the iPhones: iPhone 4S vs. 4 vs. 3GS
How the iPhone 4S Stacks Up With the Best of the Rest
Meet The iPhone 4S–It’s What’s Inside That Counts
Why Apple Still Loves Its Media Player Business
iPhone 4S: High resolution photos taken with its 8MP camera